I had fun making this piece, challenging myself to lean a bit to the abstract, with slightly wonky proportions. I aim to continue to do a series of still life pieces.
I started, as one must, with building a background. This is one of my favorite parts of any piece… adding layers and layers of fun papers and paints, and sometimes a few other surprises as well!
I loved that little bit of apron image showing through on the right side… keep an eye on it! I also had fun adding in these little cardboard circles that were collected out of a parking lot after fireworks fun.
Then of course, it is time to move to the foreground…
See where the apron ended up? I added more collage bits from my stash of papers, napkins, tissue, Citra Solved papers, and patterns. The leaves on the vase are from my own hand carved stamp.
I added the words that the finished piece had inspired…. and a fallen leaf. Almost done!
Just needs some shading, and a fallen petal to join the leaf.